Video: Evan Holyfield’s son, Evander, is brutally knocked out in a massive upset loss


Evander Holyfield’s son won’t be matching the legendary boxer’s incredible start to his career.

On Saturday at TrillerVerz 5 at Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Evan Holyfield suffered the first loss of his pro boxing career when he was left face down on the mat by a hammer right hand from Jurmain McDonald in the second round. McDonald, a journeyman with a 6-5 pro record, entered the bout as a massive underdog while Holyfield was as high as a -10,000 favorite in the betting, according to Pro Boxing Odds.

Watch the shocking knockout punch above.

Holyfield, a 24-year-old light middleweight, appeared to protest the stoppage immediately after the referee halted the standing 10-count at eight and proceeded to wave off the bout. Prior to this loss, Holyfield defeated his first nine opponents, with six of those wins coming by way of KO/TKO.

His father, Evander, is one of the most celebrated athletes in the history of combat sports. The elder Holyfield began his pro boxing career 28-0, a run that included winning world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight and wins over Larry Holmes, George Foreman, and Buster Douglas. His second fight with Mike Tyson ended in disqualification. Tyson had taken a piece of Holyfield’s ear.

Evander Holyfield retired from competition in 2011, but recently returned to action at age 58 for an exhibition bout against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at a Triller Fight Club event in September of last year. Belfort defeated Holyfield by first-round TKO.

Watch another angle of Evan Holyfield’s knockout loss below:

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